Monday, December 21, 2020

Holiday Closing Dates

 The Sodus Community Library will be closed Thursday Dec. 24th- Saturday Dec. 26th for Christmas and Thursday, Dec. 31st - Friday, Jan. 1st for New Year's.   We hope you stay safe and enjoy time with friends and family!  

Monday, December 07, 2020

December Calendar!

 Click on the Calendar to see a larger size

December Board of Trustees Meeting


The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  Board meeting on Thursday, Dec.10th   at 4:00PM in the Community  Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

November Calendar and Updates!

Check out the November Calendar for upcoming programs! We are also excited to let you know that deliveries between libraries have increased to 2 times per week so you should have less wait time for materials. Feel free to call the library if you need anything put on hold.   


Friday, October 09, 2020

Columbus Day Closing

 The Sodus Community Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th for Columbus Day. 

Monday, October 05, 2020

October Board Meeting


The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  Board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8th at 4:00PM in the Community  Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Closed Labor Day Weekend

 The Sodus Community Library will be closed Saturday - Monday for Labor Day Weekend. 

Friday, September 04, 2020

7 Steps to Growing Great Garlic

 Click the link below to register for this virtual program!

Program Registration

September Board of Trustees Meeting

 The Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 10th at 4:00 PM in the Community Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.  

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Saving Our Seeds, Saving Ourselves

 Click on our Calendar of Events on the right side of our web page.  All the program information can be found when you click on the program name.  Register using the link below:

Monday, August 10, 2020

August Board Meeting


The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, August 13th at 4:00PM in the Community  Room.  Board meetings are open to the public. 

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Make Healthy Eating a Part of Your Total Lifestyle

Join us for this virtual healthy eating program! The same program will be presented each week.  E-mail or Call to get the zoom link

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Book Donations

Beginning Monday, August 3rd, the Sodus Community Library will be accepting book donations once again.  Please bring donations in during regular hours.  Do not put donations in the book drop.  As a reminder, donations to the library need to be in good condition without stains, mold or mildew.  We don't have enough space in our garbage tote to dispose of books in poor condition so please do not bring them to the library.  We do not take encyclopedias or text books. Please call ahead if you have any questions about your donations.  315-483-9292    

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Page Job Opening

Sodus Community Library
Job Opening – Library Page


Chief responsibilities of the Library Page position are shelving returned materials, straightening and checking shelves for accuracy, emptying the book drop, and assisting Library Clerks and Director as asked.  Accuracy and attention to detail are of utmost importance.


·        Must be at least 16 years old
·        Must be able to accurately shelve materials both alphabetically and numerically, and both forwards and backwards
·        Must be physically able to reach all book shelves, lift heavy books and delivery bins
·        Must be reliable and consistently available for designated hours
·        Must be clean and neat
·        Must be occasionally available to substitute for the other Library Page in case of absence on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

Work Environment and Hours

·        Normal office environment and equipment
·        11 hours per week:
o   Sundays 2-5 p.m.
o   Mondays 4-8 p.m.
o   Thursdays 4-8 p.m.
·        Minimum wage
o   Currently, $11.80/hour
·        This position is temporary but may become permanent

If interested, pick up an application at the circulation desk.  Return completed application to the desk by Saturday, August 8th .  The successful applicant will start work on Monday, August 17th.

Monday, July 27, 2020

August Hours

We will be making a slight modification to the library hours for the month of August.  We will not be open on Sundays during August.  We will still be open Monday-Thursday from 10-8 and Friday and Saturday from 10-5 for browsing and curbside pick up. Hopefully this doesn't cause too much of an inconvenience for anyone. Please call if you have questions!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Online Calendar and Registration

We have a new online calendar and registration tool that you can access on the right side of the blog under the picture of the library.  If you click on the orange calendar you will be able to see our calendar of events and register for programs that are coming up.  We've just started entering events so the calendar is pretty sparse at the moment.  You can also check for events at other local libraries as well. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Get a Digital Library Card

Need a Digital Library Card?  Click on the link below to fill out our new online registration form.  The library will send your new card in the mail as soon as it is processed.  Digital cards will allow online access for 6 months.  If you'd like access beyond the 6 months you'll need to stop in the library to verify your account with photo ID and proof of residency.  Please contact the library if you have any questions!

Get a Digital Card

Friday, July 10, 2020

Browsing Opens July 13th

Beginning Monday, July 13th
·       Open for Browsing! Browsers must sanitize hands upon entry and wear a face covering
·       Children’s Room will only be open to parents looking to choose items for their children due to the close proximity to our book drop
·       Curbside Service is still available for patrons who are not comfortable coming in the building
·       Limited table space will be available for individual use.  Call ahead to guarantee availability
·       Only 2 of our computers are currently available for use.  We highly recommend calling ahead to reserve a spot.  Sanitation of hands and face coverings are required.
·       Please continue to drop all returns in the outdoor book drop for a 72-hour visit in the quarantine area

Monday, July 06, 2020

Annual Meeting/Board Meeting on Thursday, July 9th

The Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will  hold their Annual Meeting at 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 9th at the Sodus Community Library.  The regular monthly meeting will follow the first meeting in the same location.  These meetings are open to the public.  Attendees will need to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

July 4th Closing Dates

The Sodus Community Library will be closed Friday, July 3rd- Sunday, July 5th.  Enjoy the holiday weekend and stay safe!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Placing Holds and Additional Services to begin Monday, June 29th

Beginning Monday, June 29th Pioneer Library System will be turning on the "Holds" feature in the library catalog.  Patrons and staff will be able to place holds on Sodus items and staff will arrange a pick up time when holds are ready.  The library will continue to offer Curbside and Lobby Pickups by appointment during regular hours.  The library will also begin offering limited computer use, faxing and copying, all by appointment.  Patrons coming into the lobby for any period of time will need to wear a face covering and social distance.  The book drop is open for returns!  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Summer Reading!!

This year's Summer Reading Program begins June 21st! We’ve added extra weeks this year to encourage reading all summer long! Click the link below to get signed up (kids and adults) and see what Amanda has planned!

Summer Reading 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Book Drop Open & Lobby Pickup Service to Begin

The Library Book Drop is OPEN as of Friday, June 12th.   The Drop is located outside at the back corner of the building.  If the drop seems full, please wait until another day to return items.  Anything that had a due date of March 15th or later has been extended to September 30th so there is no need to try to get everything back by June 30th.  If you happen to have a lot of items from a neighboring library it would be helpful to take those items directly to that library, but make sure their drop is open first.  We will accept items from other libraries in our system but they will be delayed returning to their home library since delivery service will be very limited. 

Items going into the book drop will immediately be placed in quarantine for 72 hours before being checked in.  If it looks like an item is still on your account, that is likely the reason why it's still showing up.  A grace period will also be in effect for returned items so your returned materials will not accumulate fines while sitting in quarantine. 

Staff are returning next week and will be busy getting the building in order for reopening.  We would like to begin Lobby Pickups by appointment starting Monday, June 22nd.  All requests for items will need to come by phone (315-483-9292) or e-mail: until our holds feature is turned on by the library system.  Only Sodus items will be available for the time being.  The best way to see what we have is to browse the online catalog at and change the location to Sodus.  Staff will call you to set up a pickup time when your items are ready. 

We will be adding back services as the weeks progress and we'll keep you updated on the changes.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Monday, June 08, 2020

Library Budget Update

This year the Library Board of Trustees approved the 2020-2021 Library Budget which keeps the current tax levy figures the same for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  Since there is no change in the tax levy, there will be no budget vote this year.  There are no Library Trustee vacancies this year, so there will not be a Trustee Election.  You can click the link below to see next year's budget figures.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

2020-2021 Budget

June Board Meeting

The Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 11th at 4:00 PM.  If you would like the virtual link to the meeting please e-mail Roxanne at

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May Board Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 14th at 4:00 PM through a virtual GoTo Meeting.  If you would like the link to the meeting, please contact Roxanne through e-mail at

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Library Update

Hi Everyone-
I wanted to give you a quick update on the library reopening since many of you have been wondering when that will be.  Libraries are not on the Governor's list of essential businesses during a pandemic, so our library staff is unable to work in the building to provide services.  As soon as the Governor allows libraries to reopen according to his plan, we will work with the entire library system to coordinate a reopening date.  Due dates have automatically been extended through June 30th so you won't need to worry about renewing any physical items that you currently have checked out.  We ask that you hold any items that you currently have checked out and hold any book donations at this time.  

Our library staff is still available remotely and would be happy to assist you with electronic services such as owwl2go, Libby and Hoopla.  You can send us a message on our facebook page, leave a message on our answering machine, or e-mail me directly with questions.  There are also several resources on our website that are available for use from your home:

Remember that our wifi is available outside the building any can be accessed at any time without a password.  Thanks for your continued patience and know that the entire staff is looking forward to seeing all of you soon!    

Roxanne E. Roscup
Library Director
Sodus Community Library

Monday, April 06, 2020

April Board Meeting

The April Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, April 9th at 2:00 PM.  The meeting will be held using GoTo Meeting Software.   These meetings are open to the public.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 278-131-149

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Additional Information for Closing

Hi Everyone!
Here are some additional details for you for our closing beginning Wednesday, March 18:
·        Due dates are being adjusted in our computer system so there won’t be any fines during our closing. 
·        If you are finished with items, you can return to them to the book drop at any time.  Returning items as you finish will help keep our staff from being overwhelmed with items when we reopen.  Our staff will be checking the drop daily and sanitizing items as they come in.
·        Please do not leave book donations at this time
·        Our wifi is still up and running 24/7 and can be accessed outside if you want to pull up in your vehicle
·        Staff will NOT be able to get items for you during our closing
·        You can still check items out through our online options: Download the Libby app for books, audiobooks and magazines OR you can use Hoopla for instant downloads of movies, music, books and audiobooks (We’ve increased the limits for Hoopla to 10 for the time being)
·        Our staff will be available Monday- Friday from 10:00-12:00 to answer phone calls if you need assistance with card/pin issues or navigating Libby and Hoopla.  Please leave a message if no one is available.  You can also e-mail
·        We do not have a date for reopening yet, but we will provide updates as soon as we know.  Thank you for your continued understanding and patience during this rapidly changing time.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Library Closing March 18th until further notice

The Sodus Community Library will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18th until further notice. Any scheduled meetings or programs for Monday or Tuesday will also be cancelled. We are encouraging social distancing while in the library. Thank you for understanding. Please direct any questions to

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Holds Suspended

A notice from PLS:

Starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) will suspend the option of placing holds in OWWL. This means neither library staff nor patrons will be able to order library materials from another member library. Additionally, PLS will suspend delivery services which will result in no movement of library materials between member libraries until further notice. PLS will reevaluate this stoppage of service on Friday, April 3, 2020, with guidance from local and state government agencies.

This plan of action was made with the health and safety of our system staff, member libraries staff, and library communities as a top priority. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we respond to rapidly growing COVID-19 concerns.

Also: The Sodus Community Library will remain open unless we are advised otherwise from the Health Department.  Since this could change at any time, we recommend picking up holds in a timely fashion.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 4:00PM in the Ruth Mills Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Books Sandwiched In CANCELLED for March 17th

The Books Sandwiched In Event scheduled for next week has been postponed due to social distancing recommendations for older community members.  We will let you know when this event has been rescheduled. 

March Calendar

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Card Making Workshop

Join us Saturday, March 7th from 10:30-12:00 to create 3 projects with Kelly Lee.  There is a $6.00 fee for supplies.  This is an adult class with limited space.  Call the library to sign up: 315-483-9292.  

Monday, February 10, 2020

February Board Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, Feb 13th at 4:00PM in the Ruth Mills Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Silent Movie Matinee!

Silent  Movie  Matinee
Harold  Lloyd  Comedy
Sun., Feb. 9th;  2:00 PM
at the Sodus Community Library

All adults interested in local history & a relaxing, fun afternoon are welcome.  
Optional: bring a light snack to share.  Free.
Sponsored by the Town of Sodus Historical Society

Friday, January 31, 2020

Painting with Becky!
“Blossoming Tree”
Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 11:00
$15.00 fee covers all supplies
~Sign up by the day before~

February Calendar

Friday, January 24, 2020

5 Year Plan Survey

The Board of Trustees is working to create a new 5 Year Plan for the Sodus Community Library.  Please take a few minutes to complete our survey so we can create goals for the next several years.  The link will be available until February 15th. Click on the link to complete the survey and thank you for your feedback!

Planning Survey

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Be Scam Aware!

Lifespan helps older adults take on scams, fraud and consumer protection.  Join us for this free program on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:30 PM in the Community Room of the Sodus Community Library. 

Monday, January 06, 2020

January Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, Jan 9th at 4:00PM in the Ruth Mills Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.